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Classic Glacier & Bernina Express

switzerland Tours Classic Glacier & Bernina Express

Classic Glacier & Bernina Express

Experience Switzerland’s iconic Glacier and Bernina Express, weaving your way through the beautiful mountain landscapes aboard the domed carriages. Explore the traditional Swiss towns of Zermatt and St Moritz for unforgettable alpine vistas.    

  • Style: Self Guided Rail
  • Duration: 8 days/7 nights
  • Starts in: Zurich
Guide Price £1300
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
Highlights:
  • Zermatt
  • St Moritz
  • Bernina Express
Itinerary:

Day 1  Zurich to Zermatt  
Arrive into Zurich and travel by rail to Zermatt, set in the foothills of  the Matterhorn.    

Days 2-3  Zermatt  
Spend two full days exploring the mountains that surround this traditional alpine town. Perhaps join the Matterhorn Glacier Ride, leading you to Klein Matterhorn, Europe’s highest mountain station at 3,821m for spectacular views. On day 3, why not take the cog railway along the Gornergrat ridge, making use of the stops en route to explore the Alps by foot, while mesmerising views of the Matterhorn’s iconic peak await at the top.    

Day 4  Zermatt to St Moritz
Climb aboard the famous Glacier Express and relax in the comfort of your First Class carriage. Known as the world’s Slowest Express Train, the journey takes 7½ hours, as spectacular Swiss mountain scenery unfolds outside the train’s panoramic windows. Indulge in a delicious 3 course meal of Swiss cuisine at your seat, before rolling into glamorous St Moritz    

Days 5-6  St Moritz  
Today, perhaps take a leisurely boat cruise over tranquil Lake St Moritz. On day 6, choose to venture into the mountain air with a cable car ride to the summit of Piz Nair, offering far reaching views of the beautiful valleys, glaciers and lakes below. Alternatively, for a more leisurely mountain experience, visit one of St. Moritz’ renowned spas.  

Day 7  Bernina Express  
Today, a real treat is in store as you climb aboard the Bernina Express. Travel in panoramic carriages through the Swiss Alps, roll by tranquil Lago Bianco and pass over the architectural marvel of the Brusio Circular Viaduct. Arrive in the quaint Italian town of Tirano with time for an Italian lunch, before stepping back on board for your return journey.    

Day 8  St. Moritz to Zurich  
On your last day, take a final train journey back to Zurich for your onward flight.  

Prices
Guide Price £1300
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
Inclusions
  • First Class Glacier Express with reserved seating and a 3 course meal
  • First Class Bernina Express with reserved seating
  • 8 Day First Class Swiss Travel Pass, including First Class rail between Zurich and Zermatt, St Moritz and Zurich
  • 7 nights 3star accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
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